By JI HYUN LEE Published: August 31, 2012 Then the couple learned that early this summer Train had begun collecting video applications for onstage wedding ceremonies, an idea inspired by a nightly fan ritual begun years earlier in which one or two marriage proposals would occur at the band’s concerts, and always during a performance of “Marry Me.”
Mr. Leland said that these profiles are written “in a way that makes the other moms want to be their in-laws and spend Thanksgivings together, spend holidays together and spend Hanukkah and Passover together.” So, unlike some dating sites, sexy is not the selling point here. “We don’t want to be too risqué,” he said. “This is a very wholesome site.”Barbara Weisberg, 64, the mother who inspired the site’s development, recognized that her own children were missing out.
“I thought he just wanted to go out there and show me he could dance,” said Ms. Samoodi, a designer of maternity clothing whose company, the House of Layla, is based in Great Neck, N.Y.“My pretty Leila,” he began nervously. “From the moment I met you, I fell in love with you.” Then, dropping to one knee, he said, “Leila, will you marry me?”“I didn’t have a clue that he was proposing until he went in the middle,” said Ms. Samoodi, who quickly agreed to his proposal.
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Selecting a term
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